Ninth IHC Lok Sangeet Sammelan: An ode to classical music

New Delhi, Aug 14 : Continuing its efforts to promote and showcase India’s rich heritage of folk music, the ninth edition of India Habitat Centre Lok Sangeet Sammelan left its audience mesmerised with its classical performances. Curated by renowned classical singer Shubha Mudgal, the two-day event over the weekend was an attempt to draw mainstream […]

Marconi Lifetime Achievement Award for Indian-born Stanford professor

By Fakir Balaji Bengaluru, Aug 14 : The US-based Marconi Society has announced its Lifetime Achievement Award to Indian-born Stanford University professor Thomas Kailath, for his outstanding contributions to modern communications. “Kailath is the sixth scientist to be honoured with our Lifetime Achievement Award for his research contributions, which advanced modern communications technologies over the […]

Roman coins show how Hannibal’s defeat led to rise of Rome

Paris, Aug 14 : The defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal – regarded as one of the greatest military commanders in history – in the Second Punic War from 218-201 BC paved the way for the transition of Rome from a regional power to an Empire, an analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown. The […]

This Independence day, take home hidden treasures of the past

New Delhi, Aug 14 : This Independence Day, enthusiasts and collectors of unique items have an opportunity to bring home hidden treasure that recreate memories of the time India became free. These items, that include vintage cars, coins and stamps among other rare historical antiques are on sale on OLX, one of India’s leading online […]

London’s Big Ben to fall silent for four years

London, Aug 14 : The famous Big Ben is going to fall silent for four years for a crucial refurbishment project. The iconic London landmark will stop chiming from August 21 as the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, which houses the clock, undergoes a series of repairs, the Telegraph reported on Monday. The hammers which […]

Facebook closes street artist’s page for ‘hate speech’

New York, Aug 14 : Facebook has “unpublished” a page run by a street artist who attacked the social network’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg with posters disparaging his alleged presidential aspirations, media reported. The conservative artist known as Sabo hung “F*ck Zuck 2020” posters, the symbol after the “F” being a middle finger, in […]